Everyone hates Barry Bonds. If you need me to hate him, I’ll hate him too. He has supposedly disgraced baseball. Though, no, we have no idea how many guys were using steroids. Probably just about everyone, I imagine.
It seems to me there is something to be admired in the way that Bonds has Read More
Low expectations can be a blessing. Consider Dae-Sung Koo of the New York Mets, standing at second base at Shea Stadium on a Saturday afternoon. Koo, a 36-year-old rookie relief pitcher out of the Asian professional leagues, had just swung a bat for the first time ever in a major-league game-clubbing a pitch from Yankees Read More
On the afternoon of Oct. 12, as journalists around the country braced themselves for anthrax mailings, Margaret Braun’s third-floor West Village walkup seemed like the safest possible place to be. The air was filled with a powdery substance that made one cough, but it was merely clouds of confectioners’ sugar. Ms. Braun is the city’s Read More
Ninety minutes before game time on April 27 at Shea Stadium, Derek Bell, the Mets right-fielder and the hottest hitter in New York, stood in front of his locker getting ready for the road.
A reporter approached him to ask a question, but Mr. Bell put his hand up and said, very politely, “I’ll be Read More